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Papers, 1921-1985 [manuscript]
Bib ID 1332360
Format ManuscriptManuscript, OnlineOnline
Author
Ball, W. Macmahon (William Macmahon), 1901-1986
 
Online Versions
Access Conditions Part available for research; part requires permission for research (Series 2.2, box 7); part not available for research until 2008 (Series 11 folder 13). Not for loan. 
Description 1921-1985 
6.44 m. (46 boxes) 
Summary

Correspondence, typed diaries, drafts of articles, lectures and broadcasts, subject files, official reports, press cuttings, printed matter and other papers relating to most aspects of Ball's career and his involvement in political organisations. In some of his letters Ball discusses the friction between the himself and the Minister of External Affairs, H.V. Evatt. Correspondents include Tristan Buesst, Richard Boyer, Creighton Burns, Manning Clark, L.F. Crisp, W.D. Forsyth, Hartley Grattan, Sir Henry Gullett, Norman Harper, R.H. Molesworth, Sir Charles Moses, Nettie Palmer, G.O. Reid, Peter Ryan and David Sissons.

Biography/History

Political scientist and diplomat, Ball taught at the University of Melbourne and undertook missions in South-East Asia. He was Advisor to the United Nations Conference in San Francisco in 1945 and a member of the Allied Council for Japan, 1946-47. He was a regular commentator on world affairs for the ABC and in newspapers and magazines.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: NLA MS 7851.

Index/Finding Aid Note Descriptive list available (22 p.) 
Subjects Evatt, H. V. - (Herbert Vere), - 1894-1965.  |  Ball, William Macmahon, - 1901-1986 - Archives.  |  Australian Broadcasting Commission - Employees.  |  Political scientists - Australia - Archives.  |  Diplomats - Australia - Archives.  |  Australia - Foreign relations - Asia.  |  Japan - History - Allied occupation, 1945-1952.
Time Coverage 1921-1985 
Occupation Political scientists.  |  Diplomats.
Also Titled

Papers of William Macmahon Ball.

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